By Dillon Virva (2016 Olympic Trials 50 Free Finalist, 22.06 lcm)
When talking with sprinters, you will hear them describe swimming and racing as if they were art enthusiasts speaking about the Mona Lisa. They can describe every nuance of their race, down to the smallest movement or detail.
The important thing to know about sprinting is that there is not just one way to sprint. However, the best sprinters in the world are able to hone in on that style, under extreme circumstances and pressure.
With so many variations in styles and approaches to the splash and dash, I wanted to share three key factors that help me achieve success under pressure:
“I did not have a smooth journey to the top. I made plenty of mistakes- but I always learned from them.”
Jason Lezak, eight-time Olympic medalist and owner of the fastest 100M free relay split of all-time, spent a day at SwimLabs Highlands Ranch on May 31. Lezak spoke to swimmers, parents and coaches about his unique journey before offering critique and feedback to swimmers and recording for the video library.
We are excited to announce that SwimLabs Highlands Ranch will be hosting a freestyle clinic with 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, Jason Lezak, on Wednesday, May 31st.
The clinic is FULL but there are still 20 additional spots to come listen to Jason talk about his swimming career and his olympic experience before the clinic from 11:45-1:00. You must sign up in advance for this.
Clinic Details - CLINIC IS FULL
WHO: Competitive swimmers ages 12+
COST: $150 per swimmer
WHAT: A 3-hour freestyle clinic lead by Jason Lezak and will include:
- 1 hour of Jason speaking about his swimming experiences
- 2 hours of pool work in the tanks: Jason will guide swimmers through his favorite drills and make stroke corrections with each swimmer with the support of SwimLabs staff members. Swimmers will be divided up into groups of 4 in the tanks.
- Swimmers will receive their videos after the clinic
- Photo opportunity with Jason
WHEN: Wednesday, May 31st from 11:45am-3:00pm
WHERE: SwimLabs Highlands Ranch
5640 E County Line Pl. STE B100
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126